TNT has ordered 192 box trailers from Cartwright with a new aerodynamic design.
The parcel carrier has worked closely in recent months with Cartwright engineers to implement modifications to aerodynamics at both the front and rear in order to minimise cost of damage to the trailers and indeed making the trailer easier to repair.
At the heart of the new design are new side skirts. Built with a modular design the skirts allow repairs when damage occurs to be quick and simple, allowing minimal vehicle off road time.
Steve Davis, National Engineering Manager of TNT UK commented: "We are always looking for ways to minimise damage to our fleet. We like the aerodynamic design provided by Cartwright but there was a need to minimise this recurring damage issue.
"Working together with Cartwright, we have come up with an evolution of a design which we hope will go a long way to eradicating the problem."
As well as the newly designed skirts, the TNT trailer is quite possibly the most fuel effective trailer on UK roads. Other features of the aerodynamic design include aerodynamic aerofoil, and the Cheetah Fastback sloping roof, both now extremely popular features among Cartwright customers after extensive research has shown excellent fuel savings.
Mark Cartwright, Group Managing Director of Cartwright, commented: "TNT is a long-established and valued customer of Cartwright and it is a mark of our relationship that we work closely together to convert problems into solutions.
"In this case, we have modified the trailers aerodynamic design in order to reduce the need for repairs.
"It is our company policy to work in partnership with our customers in order to create solutions which add value to not only their operation but also to benefit them commercially through innovation wherever possible," he said.